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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Venue Hire, EH3

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Venue Hire, EH3

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Venue Hire, EH3

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Venue Hire, EH3

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Venue Hire, EH3

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Venue Hire, EH3

The John Hope Gateway, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ
Map Location
Nearest transport link:
Waverly Station or Haymarket Station
T. 0207 294 7548
Type of events
Seated dinner120
Outside space350

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Venue Hire, EH3

Over 70 acres of world class botanical and historical heritage embrace a varied mix of vintage and modern first class facilities spread across the world’s second oldest botanical garden and leading centre of excellence in plant research and habitat preservation.

Scotland’s most sustainable building, nestles within the biodiversity garden and beautifully managed landscapes close to the Garden’s west gate, the stunningly fresh and vibrant 120 seat restaurant of the John Hope Gateway building opens out onto a breath taking vista across the Garden and offers one of the finest dinner setting imaginable for all occasions.

The adjacent David Douglas Room will take your breath away; bright, modern and sympathetic to its natural surroundings, a truly unique private dining or meeting space!

The Caledonian Hall, built originally as the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society’s herbarium, this decidedly charming old building has a sophisticated but relaxed air, perfect for hosting the most special of events and meetings. To enhance your event at the Caledonian Hall there is a lovely outdoor reception area and bright and airy Pavilion with folding glass doors, offering a wonderful aspect of the Garden’s Rockery and Waterfall, a perfect breakout area or an ideal space for a drinks reception.

The Caledonian Hall and adjoining Pavilion can be hired exclusively from 8am until midnight.

The David Douglas Room can be hired from 8am until midnight. This is our private dining venue however it is also a lovely venue for team building events and away days.

The John Hope Gateway operates as a restaurant during the day but can be hired exclusively for evening events from 6.30pm until midnight.

*Please note that all events that go on beyond seasonal garden opening hours are subject to security fee.


Bespoke packages and Summer Parties are available upon request!

Further information

John Hope Gateway

Theatre 160

Dinner 180 – 300 inc all space on trestles

Dinner/Dance 120

Classroom/Cabaret 120

Reception 300

BBQ 350

David Douglas Room

Tables seat 8/10

Theatre 40

Dinner 40

Dinner/Dance n/a

Classroom/Cabaret 24

Reception 40

Boardroom 22

Caledonian Hall and Pavilion

Theatre 120

Dinner 100/

Dinner/Dance 80

Classroom/Cabaret 50

Reception 140